Harris Tweed went out like a light on his reappearance here over a longer trip. He might have needed that run but isn't getting any younger and will be in front to be shot at again. Elidor made a winning return to action at Thirsk and is worth another try at this level while Pether's Moon was second in a Group 2 at Newmarket last week and will make a bold bid to defy his penalty. He beat the disappointing Gatewood at Kempton on his final start of last year. Jockey bookings suggest Cap O'Rushes is the pick of the Godolphin pair but we are going to take a chance on AREA FIFTY ONE. Nicky Henderson does well with his Flat team and his charge wore down Gatewood on soft ground at Doncaster in March - he looks to have improved again over the winter.
Pether's Moon (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Raced wide early, prominent, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Gospel Choir (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf.
Area Fifty One 11-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Doncaster 1m 4f stks (2) sft in Mar beating Gatewood (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Buckwheat 14-1 (8-11) 9th of 12, 13l behind Cavalryman (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f Grp 3 gd in Mar.
Cap O'rushes 20-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 45l behind Leading Light (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 7f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep.
Continuum 25-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Flying Officer (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Elidor 11-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, driven clear over 1f out, easily, won at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Apr beating Dark Ruler (8-5) by 2 3/4l, 14 ran.
Gatewood 5-6fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 9f out, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra towards, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Area Fifty One (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f stks (2) sft in Mar.
Harris Tweed 15-8fav (9-2) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 7, well behind Tac De Boistron (9-9) at Ascot 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in Apr.
Kelinni (IRE) (9-2) 9th of 13, shd behind Precedence (9-2) at Flemington(AUS) 1m 5f hcp Grp 3 (1) gd in Nov.
Cocktail Queen (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear in touch, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, never on terms, 5th of 7, 13l behind Tac De Boistron (9-9) at Ascot 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in Apr.